August 29, 2011

Shopping List

We got a few things knocked out on our shopping list for the nursery, now we wait for them to arrive. Everything is coming together perfectly but we are taking our time and enjoying the process. Here are a few things on our list that I can not wait to put in the room.
I ordered this adorable print in a huge 24x36 poster size. We will eventually purchase a white ikea frame to hang it above the crib. I adore this print, how cute is the idea of taking a lion on a casual walk.
Sarah Jane Studio "Take Me For A Walk"

I fell in love with this fella, he is so unique. I had no idea what an aardvark was so I googled it, he is kinda like an anteater. I really needed him for the pops of orange that I wanted in my color scheme.
Cordy Roy Aardvark

And last but not least I got 2 yards of this fabric from Joann's and sewed the bed skirt for the crib this weekend. It was fairly easy I just measured the front and two sides, cut the three pieces and made 4 hems in the fabric. I got fancy and used safety pins to connect the fabric to the crib. I wanted to be able to adjust the height once we have to lower the crib. I won't bore you with the details or post on the internet another "How to make a crib skirt" so here is a link to a good site to use.

August 24, 2011


August 18, 2011

Rocking the Night Away

Upholstered glider rockers are so expensive and a very necessary necessity in a nursery. I got quite a shock when the average cost of these "gliders" were $700-$900. I had my eye on this white slipcover glider from Pottery Barn at a lovely cost of $1,168.86 with shipping.

Not gonna happen in our nursery on our budget. I hit every store in town, ebay, craigslist and nothing was coming to fruition. I really wanted a comfortable (and cute) chair for the nursery and was not gonna give up.

Then one afternoon I went to visit my grandmother and she was getting rid of an old swivel rocker. I took it not knowing if it would work or not, but the poor chair was about to end up in the trash or on the side of the road. After looking into the outrageous cost of re-covering a chair, I thought the next best thing was to use it for its parts. More preciously it's swivel mechanism on the bottom, I got the bright idea to attach it to a newer stationary chair and make my own cute glider rocker.

I purchased this little slipcover chair from ikea for $199 and here is the story of how it is now a lovely swivel rocker for those 3am parties with baby G.

Seriously this was so easy its funny......

1. I removed the swivel mechanism from underneath the old chair.

2. Turned the new Ikea chair upside down and removed the black dust cover from underneath the chair. The chair came with the legs not attached so I just put the legs aside.

3. Reinforced the underside of the chair to make sure I had a sturdy base: Cut and screwed a block of wood 3/4" or thicker, to fit the demissions of the chair frame. I made sure the wood block was flush to the rail edges and used screws to attach it to the frame of the chair.

4. Screwed the swivel rocker base onto the center of the chair. I used the black dust cover from the old chair and stapled it around the swivel.

5. Turned upright and put the slipcover on the chair. (A good tip in this project is to make sure your chair has a skirt to the ground to hide the swivel rocker hardware.)

I am beyond happy with the outcome and its one more thing to knock off the list of things to do for the nursery. Now back to painting as you can tell with the samples on the wall.

And we still had a happy ending to that old granny rocker that saved the day. I attached the legs from the ikea to the old chair and it now lives at my other grandmothers house. She fell in love with the royal purple color and wanted to keep it.

August 15, 2011

Week 18

We found out last week that a beautiful bouncing baby boy is in our future!!! My husband is beyond excited and I am thrilled. As you can see my belly is still growing, and we are at the half way mark for the big day we get to meet him. Our little man is the size of a small cantaloupe this week - wow!!!!

August 11, 2011

Gray Skies

I am obsessing over paint. Gray paint to be exact. My nursery color to be even more exact.

I even dreamed about it last night.

I know I have a problem but the right color can make all the difference in the world. While I know most people could care less about shades and tones of what looks like the same color. Those same shades and tones drive me crazy if its wrong.

So here is where I am at today with my color:

Edgecomb Gray is out - after painting about 20% of the room I stopped and decided that is was looking a slight tint of purple.

Revere Pewter is out - to dark for the room.

So back to the drawing board to test out some new gray colors.........

Classic Gray

Gray Owl


Gray Cashmere

They all look like the same color but I tell you once you put it on your wall with different light and different times the colors become drastically different.

Amazing Gray from Sherman Williams is a lovely gray that I have my end table and a bookshelf painted. I wanted a shade or 2 lighter for my walls. I am currently re-painting my trim Dove White!!!
Amazing Gray

And the was a crazy glimpse into my crazy hormonal obsessive head for the moment!!! And this could all change once I get into the paint store.

August 08, 2011

One Entire Year

My husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary on Sunday. It was a great time to look back on our first year together and look ahead to living out our dreams, and growing our family!!

We both agreed that our first year has been delightful and easy - Britt says its because he is a push over, I say its because I found my soul mate and married the right guy!!!!

August 04, 2011

Beware of Bears

Is this not the cutest little bear you have ever seen?? My very talented aunt has been crocheting up a storm with my little bear hat pattern. I gave crocheting the good ole college try but ultimately failed with a big fat F - yes I got in over my head. I can't wait to see all the other designs and colors she is knitting up!!! I love my family!

We went visit our friends the deClouets last night to finally meet the new addition to their family. Weighing in at a whooping 6 lbs meet Mr. Dylan Michael deClouet and his first modeling gig for bear hats!!! That's my dear old husband holding the tiny little feller, makes my heart pitter patter!!!

August 01, 2011

Feels Like Home

I just like this room, it feels comfortable and well put together.

I bet its been lived in and had some good memories.